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Global Watchdogs to Regulate Stablecoins Following TerraUSD (UST) Fiasco

The catastrophic failure of Terra’s algorithmic stablecoin, TerraUSD (UST), last week exacerbated the chaos in the crypto industry and accelerated plans to regulate the stablecoins market. Following the market meltdown, global financial regulators started proposing different legislations to regulate stablecoins better and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. UK to Legalize and Regulate Stablecoins Over the weekend, the United Kingdom Treasury revealed plans...

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DeFi Lending Sector Sees Investor Exodus Amid Market Meltdown

Industry analytics firm DappRadar has just released a report on the situation, and it doesn’t look pretty. On May 13, the firm reported that DeFi’s total value locked (TVL) is down more than 40% over the past seven days. It stated that the slump had been caused by investors flipping tokens into stablecoins in preparation to cash out into fiat. However, the massive slump in token prices would also have impacted TVL, a dollar-based figure. At the time of writing, DappRadar was...

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VeChain Treasury Held $1.2B in Crypto, Q1 Report States

The VeChain Foundation has published its Q1 report, stating that its treasury amassed $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies by the end of the quarter, a slight drop from $1.38 billion as recorded in Q4 2021. Surprisingly, the foundation behind VeChain only spent roughly 4.1 million during the first three months of 2022 – mainly for business development and operational costs. Expenses Overshadowed by the Treasury Fund According to the report, the Foundation ensured investors that...

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Circle to Apply for Crypto Bank Charter Soon: CEO Jeremy Allaire  

Circle Internet Financial, the issuer of USDC stablecoin, is planning to apply for a crypto bank license in the US in the near future.  According to co-founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire, the company has been in talks with regulators on the issue since August 2021, when it first revealed plans to convert into a bank, a Bloomberg report said on Wednesday.  Allaire said the firm will apply “hopefully in the near future.”  The Circle management has been in talks with the US Office...

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Tether Announces Launch of USDT on Kusama

Tether Operations Limited, the operator of Tether.io, has announced the launch of USDT on Polkadot’s canary network – Kusama. The company said the move will enable developers to compose trustless applications across chains, communities, and networks. Tether on Kusama According to the press release shared with CryptoPotato, USDT will be deemed with the asset ID 1984 and utilized to power transactions on Kusama’s first parachain – Statemine at launch. The parachain enables the...

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Sutor Bank Hamburg: Das Kryptoversum expandiert – und ordnet sich

Die Welt der Kryptowerte erlebt gerade ihre kambrische Artenexplosion. In einem Big Bang entstehen aus den wenigen bekannten Arten urplötzlich Tausende oder Zehntausende neue. Doch während sich die Artenentwicklung im erdgeschichtlichen Kambrium über zehn Millionen Jahre erstreckte, geschieht es im Kryptoversum binnen Monaten. Eine Einordnung von Hartmut Giesen, Krypto-Experte der Hamburger Sutor Bank: Am 3. Januar 2009 betrat der Bitcoin die Bühne. Dieser erste blieb eine Weile der einzige...

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Stablecoin-Studie: Schweiz auf Platz 10

Vor wenigen Jahren noch unbekannt, sind Kryptowährungen heute nicht mehr aus der Finanzwelt wegzudenken. Nachdem diese zunächst privat organisiert waren, wagen sich immer mehr Staaten an das Thema. Insbesondere Stablecoins der Zentralbanken sind hier interessant. Eine neue Studie des Beratungsunternehmens PwC nahm diese unter die Lupe. Die Schweiz landete dabei erstmals in den Top 10 bei den Wholesale CBDC. Die digitalen Währungen der Zentralbanken, die als Alternative oder Ergänzung zum...

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US Lawmakers Introduce A Bill Targeted at Stablecoins

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that usually peg 1:1 to fiat currencies like the US dollar. For every stablecoin in circulation, supposedly, there should be a $1 bill or its equivalents as redeemable in the reserves. The rising concern regarding the security of stablecoins has caught lawmakers’ attention. The US Lawmakers Ask for Transparency According to the release by Senator Hagerty’s office, the newly introduced bill would require stablecoins to be “backed by government...

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US Lawmaker Unveils a Draft Bill Focused on Stablecoin Regulations

Josh Gottheimer – a member of the Democratic Party – revealed an early draft of legislation regarding stablecoins. Many critics claim that such financial assets undermine the monetary network and are often used by bad actors in criminal activities. Enhanced Rules for Stablecoins Over the last couple of years, some stablecoins such as Tether and USD Coin have become some of the largest digital assets by market capitalization, utilized by countless traders. Those two have a...

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Total Supply Of Decentralized Stablecoin DAI Exceeds $10 Billion

Currently, DAI is the fifth-largest stablecoin by market capitalization. Tether (USDT) may have continued to be the market leader after all these years, but DAI has the perk of being open-source and decentralized – something that’s sought after in the DeF community. DAI Ascends According to Makerburn, the total supply of MakerDAO’s DAI, a decentralized stablecoin, has shot up to a whopping $10 billion on February 8th. Moreover, its supply from stablecoin collateral stands at...

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